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In January and February, 1991, the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, conducted an archaeological survey of the proposed right-of-way of a sanitary sewer designated the Lower Amnicola Parallel Interceptor Sewer. Sponsored by the City of Chattanooga and coordinated by the engineering consulting firm Hensley-Schmidt Inc., the survey was designed to assess the sewer's potential impact on buried cultural resources eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the presence of modem fills of substantial depth throughout most of the pipeline route, the proposed systematic program of screened auger tests was replaced by a backhoe search trench testing program. Twenty-eight backhoe search trenches were excavated at 50m intervals along 1525m (5,000') of right-of-way, providing a deep, stratigraphic reconnaissance of the proposed sewer centerline. Four of the units yielded aboriginal cultural material, and three of these occurrences were of single artifacts. Only one locality indicated the presence of an archaeological site component, and it was thought to be adjacent to, rather than in, the sewer path. No additional testing was recommended.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Archaeology -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County; Public works -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County; Antiquities; Archaelogy; Hamilton County (Tenn.) -- Antiquities
Hamilton County (Tenn.)
ii, 24 leaves
F444.C46 C685 1992
Council, R. Bruce, "An archaeological survey of the proposed lower Amnicola Parallel Interceptor Sewer, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee" (1992). Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports. 76.